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Lillie Blanton Lawing, age 96, of Forest City, NC, died Sunday, March 23, 2014, at Autumn Care of Forest City. A native of Rutherford County she was the daughter of the late Miller and Iowa Watson. Lillie was a homemaker and was a member of the Gray's Creek Baptist Church. She was the widow of her first husband John Roy Blanton and her second husband Willard Lawing. Lillie was preceded in death by two sons Nathan and Calvin Blanton and brothers and sisters John Watson, Frances Laughter, Odessa Champion and Tommy Watson.

She is survived by

Two Daughters:
Vernell Keever of Rutherfordton,
Rita Ruff of Mill Spring,

Four Sons:
Hoyle Blanton of Rutherfordton
Boyce Blanton of Ellenboro
Joe Blanton of Rutherfordton
David Blanton of Rutherfordton

One Sister:
Mabel Walls of Caroleen

One Brother:
Benny Watson of Forest City

Twenty Grandchildren
A number of Great Grandchildren
A number of Great Great Grandchildren

The family will receive friends from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM, Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at McMahan's Funeral Home. The funeral service will be at Gray's Creek Baptist Church at 2:00 PM, Thursday, March 27, 2014 with Rev. John Godfrey, Dr. Bryan Ezell and Mr. Ken Linder officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Gray's Creek Baptist Church 751 Gray's Creek Church Road Rutherfordton NC 28139. Online guest register at www.mcmahansfuneralhome.com McMahan's Funeral Home and Cremation Services is in charge of the arrangements.